My studio practice- sculpture, drawing, performance & video-
has always been about profound personal loss.
They narrate the stigmatization of mental illness
as the result of trauma, in particular rape.
These works formalize an allegory of the
ineffability of the interior, secret emotional life of survivors.
Performative gestures (or the remnant ephemera thereof)
between the figure (my body) and these artifacts,
sometimes depicted mis en scene,
enact a complicated terrain of psychic and phenomenological narratives: a censored visual language, shifting between invisible and visible, the physically burdensome, body:shamed, and constantly alternating- between suppressed rage & vindication fantasy
and deep emptiness & grief in the wake of its absence.